Tag Archives: firefighter

Trash- talking, tackle and a Taser…what could possibly go wrong?

The questions we keep asking… 1)  Custody or care; What is the role of medical staff? 2) Has there been a cultural loss of neutrality? Related: *Right or Wrong is irrelevant *Neutrality Lost?    We continue to ask these questions because healthcare providers continually find themselves in the middle of a use-of-force situation on the […]

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CHECK THIS OUT! Before you try to present EVE to your admin.

I receive a ton of questions about how to convince administrators there is a need for staff to train for violence. Here is one I just received: “Dt4ems I seek your guidance. I began working with a new company this month. This company provides EMS for some dangerous areas, and as typical police are on […]

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I Remember You…

When you told me how you were punched by a drunk in the emergency department, I remember you. When you told me about being choked by a drunk in the ambulance, I remember you. When you told me how the girl looked like your daughter, just before she slashed your face, I remember you. When […]

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Take a Peek Inside DT4EMS’ EVE

In the clip below you will see images and clips from around the country. It is a peek inside our culture changing programs. One of the things we enjoy the most is watching people smile and have fun while realizing we (DT4EMS) are different. When a person truly understands the difference between winning a fight, […]

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4 T’s for Dealing with Workplace Violence (WPV) in Emergency Medicine

DT4EMS’ 4 T’s for dealing with Workplace Violence, a violent encounter, you know, self-defense in Emergency Medicine. Emergency nurses assaulted, medic headbutted and a Detroit medic describes assaults are common. Reports of assaults on staff in the field of emergency medicine occur almost daily. Regardless of their uniform, staff need suitable preparation for a reasonable response […]

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Ode to Attacker of Staff: A Poetic Statement

  As I look into the pool of blue, I can’t help but think of you. That aura about you is one of a kind, you’re a pain in our butt when you’re out of your mind. The drugs and alcohol surely can’t account for this all, When this never happened I can’t recall. You […]

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